Make Them Suffer have had the pedal to the metal since the release of their last album, Old Souls, in 2015. The band has toured relentlessly both at home and abroad with artists including Parkway Drive, Architects, Pvris, August Burns Red and Whitechapel, everywhere from Indonesia to Poland and in between. They found the time to get back in the studio to create Ether, a slab of churning, ethereal noise that’s about to crack 3 million streams as well as landing the band strong triple j rotation, all the while pushing and pulling the limits of their writing behind the scenes to make something new.
If Old Souls was a cathartic, melodic step forward from debut album Neverbloom’s crushing heartache, Worlds Apart is a jump into the unknown. It’s heavy as can be but still bittersweet. Melodic, though aggressive; experimental and captivating. Worlds Apart is a statement of intent from a band not content to repeat themselves in a scene renowned for shunning change, and you need to hear it. Cracking both the Australian ARIA and USA Billboard 200 on debut, Make Them Suffer knocked out a 88 date world tour in support of the record.
“Worlds Apart represents a new era for the band,” explains frontman Sean Harmanis. “It’s the risks in songwriting and production taken in the past that lead us to this point. The album is a reminder to ourselves that change and growth are good things, as both have been integral to the success of this band and its identity. It’s tough to say so early, but I think Worlds Apart is an album that will be in your stereo for quite some time. It’s been such a crazy ride to think back to practicing our songs on mums kitchen floor. Members have come and gone, sacrifices have been made and we’ve quite seriously thought about throwing in the towel so many times. Our debut album Neverbloom gave us an extremely loyal following that saw us through an immense three-year gap between albums. Old Souls saw the beginning of this band and it’s music starting to try new things, it also took the band out of Australia. I think with Worlds Apart we are now demonstrating our collective vision and what we’re capable of.”
Make Them Suffer will be appearing at the Good Things Festival, and while out of this world, is not a hologram. With key launch sites located in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, it would seem Australia’s East Coast is all well within range of Good Things Festivals sonic rays.
GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL LINE UP:
The Offspring (Performing ‘Smash’ In Full)
All Time Low | Dropkick Murphys
Bullet For My Valentine | The Used
BABYMETAL | The Smith Street Band
Dashboard Confessional (Performing songs from ‘The Places You
Have Come To Fear The Most’ + Fan Favourites)
Mayday Parade | La Dispute
Northlane | The Wonder Years
Waterparks | Tonight Alive | Scarlxrd | Emmure
Palaye Royale | Make Them Suffer | Waax
Boston Manor | Void Of Vision | Ecca Vandal
DATES AND VENUES:
Friday 7 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 8 December – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Sunday 9 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
General Public tickets on sale Thursday 30 August, 9am through www.oztix.com.au
All shows are licensed and all ages 15+ (Please see ticket conditions for age restrictions).
Venues and lineup subject to change
For more information head to www.goodthingsfestival.com.au